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shop in valley junction. a look at some of the most popular costumes this year to help inspire your last-minute costume ideas. good morning everyone. thanks for waking up with kcci 8 news this morning. elizabeth: it's tuesday, october 27th. after a beautiful fall day we are going for a bit of a change. metinka: today won't be as sunny and it won't be as warm. starting out with clouds and an east wind. showers across southern iowa increasing to the evening. it is a must degrees colder than yesterday. rain continues tonight and into early on wednesday. blustery conditions for the afternoon and cool weather through the rest of the week. friday into saturday there could
elizabeth: a cafe in pella goes up in flames at the coffee cup cafe. k nia, broke the news. all available fire crews were brought into fight the fire. stay with us and we will bring you the latest on air and online. new this morning, a single car crash shut down i-35 for several hours overnight. the crash happened just after 11:00 south of mills civic parkway. authorities say they had to shut down the interstate to clean it up. no word yet on what caused the crash or how serious it was. according to the dot, i-35 is back open this morning. eric: also happening this morning, the city of ames is under a boil water alert for the areas of town on the map. around i-35 on the east part of town. the city tells us 157 homes and 100 commercial and industrial
properties are affected. ames residents in those areas are encouraged to use bottled water as a precaution. city officials expect the water will be safe to drink again later today. keep an eye on kcci for updates on this. and this morning we're waiting to hear back from the polk county health department on what caused 58 roosevelt high school teachers to get sick last thursday. officials tell us test results are expected by the middle of this week. tainted food from a catered meal is being looked at as the possible cause. elizabeth: an investigation is underway in columbia, south carolina right now after a disturbing video surfaces of an officer's classroom confrontation with a student. shaina humphries has more on what led up to the incident. shaina: elizabeth, cell phone video captured the moment when a south carolina school resource officer grabs a female student from her chair and throws her across the room. officials say the officer was called into the classroom to escort the girl out because she was being disruptive. classmates say it all started
away her cell phone. sheriff's deputies there are now investigating the incident. meanwhile, the girl in the video was arrested, and the officer involved is on administrative leave. new images overnight of a deadly 7.5 earthquake that hit pakistan and afghanistan monday. officials say the death toll in those two counties is now over -- countries is now over 300. several people are still searching for their loved ones in the rubble. power and phone lines are down in many areas making rescue efforts even more challenging. tensions are high between the u.s. and china right now, all over a claim of control in the south china sea. china claims virtually all of that sea as its territory, which includes a 12-mile radius around an artificial island and reef. a u.s. missile destroyer sailed within those 12-miles, claiming they are international waters. china's foreign minister says that move is a threat to chinese security. and this morning there could be a budget deal between congress and the white house. outgoing speaker of the house john boehner is pushing house
before paul ryan takes over the position thursday. if passed the deal would prevent , a looming government shutdown. we'll have more on the specific details live from washington, d.c. elizabeth: in commitment 2016 news now, carson is on top ahead of this week's gop debate. a new monmouth university poll shows retired neurosurgeon ben carson leading donald trump by 14 points here in iowa. carson and trump will take center stage this wednesday at the third republican presidential debate. the top 10 polling candidates will participate, so you'll also see jeb bush, marco rubio, ted cruz, mike huckabee, rand paul, carly fiorina, chris christie, and john kasich there. you can watch the 2-hour debate on cnbc at 7:00 p.m. the bottom four candidates will participate in an earlier debate starting at 5:00 p.m., also on cnbc. donald trump is making one last campaign stop here in iowa before the big debate. he'll be in sioux city today
west high school at 6:00 p.m. and looking ahead to the next democratic debate. you may be able to get your questions answered by the candidates thanks to twitter. twitter is pairing up with cbs news for the november 14th debate at drake university. the social media network will provide data, viewer reactions, and give voter questions to cbs news in real-time. if you want to participate, the official hashtag will be #demdebate. eric: today is #rainy tuesday. metinka: my daughter says not to use hashtags, i have not graduated to that level. grab the umbrella out the door and grab a jacket. highs near 55, showers moving in. by noon, the rain lists into the
light rain showers continue overnight and into wednesday morning. there will be cool wind blowing around the back side. snowflakes in the mason city area by thursday. eric: the kansas city royals are on the big stage this week, and they feel right at home. elizabeth: this is the second-straight world series trip for kc, and they get to host games one and two at home. the royals took the field monday for batting practice. manager ned yost says they're out to avenge last year's world series loss to the san francisco giants, and they say they are ready to take on the new york mets this time around. >> if they wanted to win home field advantage, they did it. they wanted to get back to the world series and they did. he had a large contingent of royals in the all-star game. they have accomplished everything they have set their
mind to at this point. we have one big series left. elizabeth: so tonight's the big night. game one of the world series between the kansas city royals and the new york mets. first pitch is at 7:00 p.m. on fox. eric: a huge mid-season announcement from iowa state head coach paul rhoads monday. offensive coordinator mark mangino is no longer a part of the cyclone football program. rhoads did not reveal if mangino quit or if he was fired. but he did say the two hadn't been on the same page for several weeks and change is needed for the 2 and 5 cyclones. paul rhoads: mark and i couldn't get on the same page on a few important items. we tried to talk that out this morning, in an effort to get us moving in a different direction. in the end, mark wasn't interested in that and i wish that wasn't the case, but i respect and understand his conviction. elizabeth: the cyclones will have to see if any of these big changes make a difference this weekend. they're staying home to take on
kickoff is at 6:00 p.m. saturday on fox sports one. the hawkeyes are home as well this weekend, coming off a bye week. they'll face the maryland terps saturday. kickoff is at 2:30 p.m. on abc eric: still ahead, an e-cig crackdown. new rules on where you can store battery operated cigarettes on airplanes and why officials say this change will make flying safer. elizabeth: and a new outdoor store is coming to the metro. but we'll tell you why you won't be able to get any black friday deals there this year. alyx: are you last-minute halloween shoppers, from wigs, to elaborate, even a whole costume. metinka: we are accident free so if you're heading out, you should be fine. a couple of patches on the map turning yellow or orange.
>> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning. with eric hanson, elizabeth klinge, meteorologist kurtis gertz, and right-now coverage with shaina humphries. metinka: good morning, we're expecting rain showers this afternoon. right now, no rain to slow you down for the morning commute. temperatures today won't change much so we won't need -- will need jackets. once rain moves and, temperatures will cool a few degrees toward the late afternoon and evening. we are watching showers across northern missouri spreading to the north and there is a broken band of shower activity. these systems will clear to the evening to give us a chance for widespread rainfall. right now, cloudy skies and 48 degrees.
and we will detail your rain chances in a few minutes. elizabeth: the city of galveston, texas is cleaning up the remains of hurricane patricia. several homes were also damaged. city officials say the wind caused the worst damage. this morning, you are no longer allowed to travel with e-cigarettes. the federal government is cracking down on e-cigarettes in planes because they may be linked to fires and explosions over the last five years. battery-operated e-cigarettes will no longer be allowed in checked bags. the devices are still allowed in carry-on luggage, but passengers are not permitted to charge them in-flight. elizabeth: iowa pork producers say they are not thrilled with a new report on bacon and other processed meats causing cancer. on monday, the world health organization announced just 1.8 ounces of processed and red meat
a day can lead to an 18% higher risk of colon cancer. we spoke to the ceo of the national pork board in clive who says they think the report is based on flawed data. chris hodges: it's just an association they've found that people who eat meat get cancer. they also found that people who drink wine, coffee, and eat pickles get cancer. elizabeth: the pork board suggests eating meat in moderation as part of a balanced diet, and some nutritionists say you can safely have 18 ounces of red meat per week. eric: more economic headlines now. stocks ended mixed monday. the dow fell about 23 points. the nasdaq was up about 3. and the s&p 500 was down almost 4. facebook has released an update for its mobile app that will stop it from draining your battery. the social media company says users complained the app used up a ton of battery life, even when they weren't using it. they think the new update will fix that. wal mart may be the next company to start testing delivery by drone.
the retail giant says it eventually wants to use drones for home deliveries, but the initial focus would be just moving products between distribution centers. amazon got federal approval to start testing delivery drones earlier this year. it's looking like it'll be a very happy holiday season for fedex. the company says online shopping is expected to boost shipments from black friday through christmas eve by more than 12%. shoppers should plan ahead if they don't want to get stuck in line. fedex says avoid shipping on the monday after thanksgiving and the first two mondays in december because those will be the busiest. outdoor equipment and apparel retailer rei is set to open its very first location in iowa november 6th. it will be located at 5901 mills civic parkway in west des moines, between jordan creek town center and target. but if you're banking on getting door-buster deals there on black friday, think again.
rei announced monday all of its stores will be closed for the holiday shopping day. the company's ceo says black friday has gotten out of hand, and is encouraging employees and customers to go explore the outdoors instead of spending the day shopping. but one osceola store is working to make sure they can be back open on black friday. the osceola farm home store burned down a year ago monday. owners say they're building a new store now that will be twice as big as the first one. they also say despite the devastating fire, they never considered closing doors for good. if all goes as planned, they'll be back open just in time for the holidays. elizabeth: this morning, we are just a few days away from halloween. and starbucks is serving up a new frappuccino to get you in a spooky spirit. it's called the frappula, made with white chocolate sauce, milk, and ice, with raspberry syrup "blood" drizzled over top. the special halloween drink will only be available tomorrow
eric: you said it the way i think it needs to be said. elizabeth: it has been almost five decades that we have enjoyed the shop. eric: it's a one stop shop for all of your halloween needs. kcci's alyx sacks joins us from the theatrical shop in valley junction. alyx, what are some of the popular costumes this year? alyx: superheroes always seems to be popular especially for kids. that man seems to come out on top. the minions, and star wars. they have the whole shebang. i have seen darth vader, also zombies are big. kathy joins us. >> walking from the dead, we have it from ahead, tights,
costumes for men and women and children. they want to be zombies, too. alyx: it seems that we win or a vampire phase and now it is zombies. it is a big year for politicians especially in iowa. starting with the donald. >> we have his comb-over weight, his cap, his business suit you can put on. also, we have his perfect partner. look, she's here. alyx: you can get the whole outfit just like this. >> the wig, her business
alyx: this is where hand on what the next thing will be. -- -- this is what came eric: the big story of the day seems to be rain. metinka: just a few clouds for your commute, temperatures will change much so grab a warm jacket. we are tracking this toward missouri lifting here. there is a second system to the west, it has a broken line of showers along the central nebraska area. those two will combine here later today so by noon, showers left in across the state increasing by five through 7:00.
scattered shower activity lasting 26:00 a.m. tomorrow. -- into 6:00 a.m. tomorrow. snowflakes possible near mason city and waterloo. no accumulation is expected. rainfall totals should be heaviest along and east of i-35. this includes everything today and tomorrow. at least a half inch across the western part of the state. low pressure system to the west dries up as tropical moisture. the cold front moves through wednesday, keeping the cold flow of air through the end of the week. it is 48 in des moines, not too bad. a light east wing but temperatures are going nowhere fast. even into tomorrow morning's commute with showers.
stay cool with highs in the 50's and maybe the 40's on thursday. your circuitry plans friday into saturday, we will be tracking that closely. then get ready for a good-looking warm-up. eric: i hope it'sd dry. shaina: if you are the east side there is an accident that could slow you at least 29th. keep that in mind, it sounds like there is a car versus year accident on highway 65. near university, traffic signals are out. we had a couple of mobile speed units. 4200 northeast 94th avenue. elizabeth: the looming government shutdown may be averted.
deal. the white house and republican leaders have reached an agreement on a budget to prevent a government shutdown and looming debt crisis. elizabeth: nikole killion is live in washington with the details. and nikole, it's pretty rare to see the administration and gop lawmakers come together like this, so what's in the package and how is it being received? nikole: we don't use the word compromise too often. that was the deal though the , deal was reached just before midnight. it takes any future budget or government shutdown fights off the table for the next two years, and it provides about $80 billion in relief for the pentagon and other federal agencies that have been strapped by deep spending cuts. it also prevents the government from defaulting on its bills by raising the nation's debt limit before a deadline next month. the measure was negotiated by outgoing house speaker john boehner senate leaders and the white house. josh earnest: it will be a compromise, at least any budget agreement that's going to succeed in passing the congress and being signed into law by the president. nikole: boehner wants lawmakers
to vote on the deal tomorrow before he leaves office and a new speaker comes on board. but that could be a challenge with some conservatives pushing back. eric: is there anything else folks should know about? nikole: in addition to providing some budget relief for defense and other programs, the deal also addresses two key issues. it would restructure social security benefits for the disabled, and deals with a potential increase for retirees in medicare premiums and deductibles for doctors visits. elizabeth: nikole killion, live in washington for us. thanks. eric: we are following to developing stories overnight. why hundreds of ames residence are under a boil watch and a cafe goes up in flames in pella overnight.
are waking up to water restrictions. plus, the number of businesses effected this morning. >> the most-watched morning news in central iowa. this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning. elizabeth: also this morning, a big surprise for a robber in new hampshire. this is a story you'll be talking about all day. see why this crook went running from a manchester convenience store after his attempt to rob the place went all wrong. that's coming up in the morning buzz. a big surprise for him. welcome back everyone i'm , elizabeth klinge. eric: and i'm eric hanson. this has been a beautiful month over all. not so much today. metinka: if you like rain you will love day. it is starting out cool, 48 in des moines and 47 in ames.
probably afternoon recess will be indoors. temperatures will fall as the rain lives in. -- moves in. eric: thanks. new this morning, hundreds of -- a cafe goes up in flames after 10:00 last night at the coffee cup cafe. this is coming in from knia. all the fire crews were called in to fight the fire overnight and no word on if anyone was injured. elizabeth: hundreds of people in the city of ames are waking up to a boil order. eric: the city of ames issued the the order to boil water late last night in a portion of the west side of the city. take a look at this map. it affects more than 250 residents and businesses.
this includes eagle's loft day care, childserve, barilla, national center for animal health, davita dialysis, iowa heart center, and hach company. city officials say residents should use bottled water as a precaution or boil the water for at least one minute. the water should be safe to drink by later tonight. the reason for the boil order? a contractor working on the new water treatment plant hit a large water main. the main is one of three that serve the city of ames. eric: also new this morning, a single car crash shut down i-35 for a while overnight. this happened just after 11 last night south of mills civic parkway. authorities shut down the interstate to clean up the crash. no word yet on what caused the accident. i-35 is back open this morning. elizabeth: this week we could learn what caused the widespread illness at des moines roosevelt high school. 58 teachers got sick forcing the , school to cancel classes. the polk county health
department says test results are expected by the middle of the week. no students were affected. tainted food in a catered meal for the teachers and staff is being looked at as the possible cause. new video this morning that's getting a lot of attention across the country. it shows a school resource officer in columbia, south carolina dragging a female student from the desk and slamming her to the ground. the sheriff's office there says the school resource officer was acting in response to a student who was refusing to leave class. but it's is still unclear what started the incident. the district says the deputy will not return to the school. shaina: today, president obama is addressing the largest gathering of law enforcement in the world. the president will speak to the international association of chiefs of police today in his home city of chicago. this comes as the white house continues its push to reform the criminal justice system. that's a topic the conference is already touching on. it's calling for universal background checks for anyone
also right now, early this morning, the u.s. sailed a navy ship near an artificial island built by china in the south china sea. this is a direct challenge to china's claims that it has control over those waters. a u.s. defense official says the patrol was completed without incident, but china's foreign ministry is calling the move illegal. john kirby: the whole point of freedom of navigation in international waters is that it's international waters, and you don't need to consult with anybody to do that. that's the idea. shaina: china claims virtually all of the south china sea as its territory, including a 12-mile radius surrounding that subi reef. china's foreign minister says the u.s. sail-by was without chinese permission and threatened china's security interests. eric: it is probably a good time to find the umbrella. metinka: rainbows in by noontime and grab a warmer jacket. we are expecting the rain to
move in by the afternoon, picking up heavy or by the evening. we have a lot of wind on the backside. elizabeth: we're learning more about a shooting near an armed forces recruiting center in davenport. police say the suspected shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. this all started just after 2:00 p.m. monday. witnesses say the gunman started to fire shots inside a law office, in the same complex as the recruiting center. no one was injured, and no word yet on a possible motive. it's a scene that is repeated nearly every fall here in iowa. eric: farmers spent the day in harcourt helping harvest another man's crops. about 80 guys spent the day on chuck gustafson's cornfields. farmers were in tractors, combines, and semi truckshelping to bring in the corn harvest. gustafson says he's fighting esophageal cancer. he's gone through radiation, chemotherapy, surgery, and now the cancer's come back.
chuck gustafson: i can't thank them enough. just no way, but it's one of them things i've been very blessed. eric: it took the farmers about five hours to harvest 500 acres of corn. that's fast and a huge burden lifted for a family who's going through a lot. elizabeth: still ahead, he was disqualified for being a good sport. hear how a davis county runner is doing after getting national attention. eric: and this story will have you talking. why a crook went running from a new hampshire convenience store. the surprise one clerk had behind the counter. alyx: we know it's crunch time to finding that perfect costume. metinka: a perfect day to make a batch of cookies or watch a
umbrellas are needed, temperatures staying close to where they are now with a high of 55 degrees. rain is still several hours away as they develop across southern missouri and a broken line of shower activity across central nebraska. let's read rainfall coming and we could use it. 48 degrees right now, waking up to clouds and east wind at eight. the evening commute could be saoggy. elizabeth: we are fun counting down to halloween. eric: some people are freaking out about costumes and others say they have time. shaina: alyx sacks is live and has a few ideas all morning long. we were asking earlier what is a
alyx: a group costume that is really popular is wizard of oz. another popular item is his zombies for kids, superheroes are also popular, thatbatman especially. processes for little girls. >> we have the elsa costume and cinderella. alyx: you have a variety of costumes from spooky too scary, that is where you can find what we are wearing. you are made in marion -- mainde one thing we wanted to do is say you are asking for under $50, that is what we did. >> pella she has the way, address, and
this week we have 25% off costumes so come on in. alyx: you know it's crunch time so expect to become busy. >> come on in, we are open seven days a week. alyx: happy early halloween to you. elizabeth: that's a good look for her. this next story represents what iowa nice is all about. it is not going viral. -- now going viral shaina: last . shaina: last week we introduced you to zach hougland, a davis county cross country runner disqualified for an act of sportsmanship. after crossing the finish line to win the district championship, he went back to help a rival runner who was about to collapse of dehydration. because a national rule says a runner cannot give or receive help, hougland was disqualified. eric: since then, his story has been featured by major news networks and espn. monday, hougland even got a call from producers of the "ellen" show.
zach houghland: ellen, you are 100% awesome. i hope to be on your show someday soon, and i am willing to dance with you any day. eric: the davis county cross country team will head to state on saturday. despite hougland's disqualification, the team was able to barely qualify. shaina: police in manchester, new hampshire are looking for a man who tired to rob a convenience store with a knife. shaina: the crook got away empty handed all because of the woman working. eric: dawn khawaja was working saturday at the manchester store when a man confronted her with a knife. eric: a man confronted her with a knife. she says she wasn't scared, she was just angry so when the man pulled out a three inch blade she got something bigger of her own. dawn khawaja: the guy came in running in, and he put his hand on the counter and screamed "give me the money, give me the
money", and i looked at him and i thought it was funny because he had the knife here. so i reached for mine and i showed him mine. he thought for a second and ran out the door. eric: dawn got the knife as a birthday present this year. she says she's kept the weapon behind the counter for this very reason. manchester police don't recommend anyone confront an armed person. elizabeth: you are waking up to a cool morning at 48 degrees. this is a shot of downtown, metinka has your forecast coming
this will combine over iowa today to bring you widespread rain chances. expecting rain, light to moderate at times. even lasting overnight through 6:00 a.m. the rain shifts east of i-35 and cooler air wraps around it by maybe wednesday night and thursday morning. northern iowa could see snowflakes. we are expecting half an inch of rain fall from this with heavier totals to the east of the metro with over an inch in many locations but it has been so dry, we could use rainfall. the pressure to the west across the dakotas will dry up some tropical moisture. the leftovers of hurricane patricia. the cold front moves through on wednesday and shifts wind. it will be howling wednesday afternoon and keep cool temperatures in the forecast.
we have cloud cover, no rain yet, and east wind at eight miles per hour. showers likely this afternoon. your evening commute will be slower probably. after showers move out wednesday morning, wind will build in. highs in the 40's, close to 50 degrees. toward the weekend we have light rain chances by overnight friday night into saturday morning. then a warming trend begins on sunday. we get to set the clocks back, 60's back in the forecast. shaina: things are steadily improving. we had a number of issues in the last 30 minutes but they are clear. some areas are seeing slow down on university, south on east
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eric: the kcci morning team is ready with the big stories from central iowa and the world. elizabeth: a cafe in pella goes up in flames. the coffee cup cafe. video came in from local radio stations. all available fire crews were called in to fight the fire and no word on what started it or if anybody was injured. we will bring you the latest on-air and online at kcci.com. eric: hundreds in the city of ames are under a boil order. 157 homes and industrial and commercial properties are affected. residents are encouraged to use bottled water.
i-35 is back open after being shut down and west des moines overnight. the crash happened after 11:00 south of mills civic parkway. they shut down the interstate to clean up the accident and no word on what caused the crash. shaina: tensions are high between the u.s. and china over a claim of control in the south china sea. the u.s. sealed a naval ship near a artificial barrier. china's foreign ministry is calling the movie illegal. a budget deal is done, the white house and republican leaders have reached an agreement on a budget to prevent a shutdown. the deal was reached before midnight and takes a future fights off the table for two years. eric: a new poll shows one candidate has support growing outside of iowa.
carson leads by four points, marco rubio is in third place with 8% followed by jeb bush and carly fiorina. elizabeth: learning to cook is anything but easy for there is a new digital tool created in the metro to help people of all abilities. it is called look, cook, and eat. it helps those with intellectual disabilities cook their own meal. >> having an opportunity to prepare your own food and not microwave something, not buy it from a store, from a health standpoint it is critical. elizabeth: i will show you how this magazine works and how you can become a subscriber. eric: today sounds like a good day for me love or mashed potatoes. metinka: we have clouds and 48, heading for 55 degrees.
could see an inch to a half-inch of rainfall. after the rain moves out, and builds in. cold on thursday, improving weather by the end of the weekend as 60's come back in the forecast. shaina: everything looks fine on the roads, the accidents are cleared up. drive times are normal. seven minutes from the west mixmaster to downtown and six minutes from the east. i will show you where the speed units are. 3100 north east 46th avenue. and 4200 northeast 94th avenue. elizabeth: thanks for joining us, cbs this morning is coming up next. we will see you back here